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To the shores of Iwo Jima


Published 1945


An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically captured here in this well-edited (by Warner Bros.) effort.


Run time 47 min
Producer Milton Sperling
Production Company U.S. Government Office of War Information
Sponsor k-otic
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information www.k-otic.com

Reviews

Reviewer: Jilly9 - - January 26, 2012
Subject: 1946 Academy Award
Nominee Best Documentary, Short Subjects.
Reviewer: solomoniadotcom - - November 23, 2009
Subject: Not the full feature
Great film, but this appears to be a clipped version. Full running time is 47 minutes as noted, but this appears to be only 20.

Edit: I take it back. Though listed as 47 minutes at places like IMDB, the other versions I see posted online contain a second feature, "This is Guadalcanal," that fills out the remaining time. Anyone know the scoop?
Reviewer: katpooh9 - - June 21, 2009
Subject: Excellent documentary
This contains actual footage of a piece of WWII. It is a must watch for students of history.
Reviewer: sg10 - - February 28, 2008
Subject: Poor
Terrible film
Reviewer: snek01 - - January 17, 2008
Subject: Running time
Running time is 47 min.
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